Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the CrownBRASS. Crown prides itself on having some of the best brass players from all over the world as members and alumni. We hope that one day that will include you!!
All new and returning brass candidates are required to submit the Registration Form online, after which you will be directed to The Crown Store to pay the $150 registration fee (all credit cards accepted). This fee is waived for returning members (vets must complete registration form, and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for coupon code). Once the fee is paid you will be prompted to download the audition packet which will be necessary to prepare for your audition (you must perform the REQUIRED audition music). A new registration form must be completed for each new year. If you are unable to submit the form and fee online, you can download the form and mail it to the office with a check or money order to:
THE AUDITION PROCESS
Throughout all audition camps, you will be evaluated on tone quality, range, articulation, flexibility, overall musicianship, and the ability to move your feet and play at the same time. You can also expect to be evaluated by the visual faculty at some point during the audition process. In addition to music and marching skills, expect to be assessed with regard to your work ethic, attitude, and character.
Carolina Crown believes in developing skills for the future. We want to provide you with as much constructive information as possible so that you may continue to grow as a musician. Regardless of the fact that you may or may not earn a spot in the organization, we want to make sure that you have the knowledge and tools necessary to become a better player.
Please be certain to bring the following items to your audition: a mouthpiece; your primary instrument (there will be more people than horns at the early camps so please bring an instrument if at all possible – if your primary instrument is trombone you may audition on that instrument); a 3-ring binder with sheet protectors, and a pencil.
If you have any questions, please take a look at our FAQs section. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Crown office email@example.com and you will be directed you to the appropriate personnel.